The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 102 104 67
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -37
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 21 24 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.83% 0.89% 2.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.72% 4.71% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 17
Average daily rate £246 £204 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.71% -18.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £145 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £273 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £193 £140
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 19
Average hourly rate £16.00 £47.58 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.36% +171.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £26.25 £13.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.80 £55.65 £19.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.97 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+0.23% -0.23%
Windows XP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
445 510 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.58% 18.98% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 258 268
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 31 55
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £55.65 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -14 9 £200 -1.96%
Bracknell -3 4 £214 -21.84%
Slough - 4 - -
Wokingham - 2 £325 -
Maidenhead 0 1 £140 -
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 40 (63.49%) Windows 7
4 28 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 23 (36.51%) Security Cleared
6 16 (25.40%) DNS
7 15 (23.81%) MS Exchange
7 15 (23.81%) DV Cleared
8 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (22.22%) ITIL
9 13 (20.63%) MS Office
9 13 (20.63%) VMware
10 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
10 12 (19.05%) Windows Vista
10 12 (19.05%) Windows 8
10 12 (19.05%) Windows Server
11 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
12 10 (15.87%) SCCM
13 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (12.70%) Blackberry
15 7 (11.11%) HP
15 7 (11.11%) Clustering
15 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
16 6 (9.52%) Finance
16 6 (9.52%) SLA
16 6 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 6 (9.52%) DHCP

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.76%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.17%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.59%) IIS
6 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (20.63%) MS Office
2 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Office 365
2 2 (3.17%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.59%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.40%) DNS
2 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
3 6 (9.52%) DHCP
4 5 (7.94%) Wireless
5 4 (6.35%) Firewall
6 3 (4.76%) Ethernet
6 3 (4.76%) LAN
7 2 (3.17%) Internet
7 2 (3.17%) IPX
7 2 (3.17%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (3.17%) VPN
7 2 (3.17%) WAN
7 2 (3.17%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.59%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (1.59%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.59%) MPLS
8 1 (1.59%) SAN
8 1 (1.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) DB2
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.59%) JUnit
2 1 (1.59%) Maven
2 1 (1.59%) MSI
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Billing
4 1 (1.59%) Electronics
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (25.40%) Desktop Engineer
2 13 (20.63%) Desktop Support
3 12 (19.05%) Support Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (12.70%) Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (9.52%) Break Fix Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Hardware Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 4 (6.35%) Architect
8 4 (6.35%) Messaging Support
8 4 (6.35%) Support Specialist
8 4 (6.35%) Technical Leader
9 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support Specialist
9 3 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) Hibernate
1 1 (1.59%) HTML
1 1 (1.59%) Java EE
1 1 (1.59%) Spring
1 1 (1.59%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Blackberry
2 7 (11.11%) Clustering
3 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.35%) Replication
4 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.59%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.59%) NHS
6 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (63.49%) Windows 7
3 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (19.05%) Windows 8
4 12 (19.05%) Windows Server
4 12 (19.05%) Windows Vista
5 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.76%) Linux
6 3 (4.76%) Mac OS X
7 2 (3.17%) NetWare
7 2 (3.17%) Unix
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.59%) AIX
8 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) ITIL
2 5 (7.94%) High Availability
2 5 (7.94%) Migration
2 5 (7.94%) Release Management
3 4 (6.35%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.76%) Software Distribution
5 2 (3.17%) Data Migration
5 2 (3.17%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.59%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.59%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.59%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.59%) Change Management
6 1 (1.59%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.59%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (1.59%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.59%) OO
6 1 (1.59%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.59%) Ticket Management
6 1 (1.59%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.76%) C
2 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.59%) C++
3 1 (1.59%) Java
3 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.59%) SQL
3 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (36.51%) Security Cleared
2 15 (23.81%) DV Cleared
3 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) CCA
4 2 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.17%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.59%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.35%) VMware ESX
2 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.76%) Terminal Services
3 3 (4.76%) XenApp
4 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.17%) XenServer
5 1 (1.59%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) EdgeSight
2 2 (3.17%) SCOM
3 1 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.63%) VMware
3 7 (11.11%) HP
4 4 (6.35%) Citrix
5 3 (4.76%) AppSense
5 3 (4.76%) Intel Security
6 2 (3.17%) Cisco
6 2 (3.17%) Google
6 2 (3.17%) Lotus
6 2 (3.17%) Novell
6 2 (3.17%) Remedy
7 1 (1.59%) Apple
7 1 (1.59%) Aruba
7 1 (1.59%) Becrypt
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle
7 1 (1.59%) ProCurve
7 1 (1.59%) Sage
7 1 (1.59%) SAP
7 1 (1.59%) Sophos
7 1 (1.59%) Symantec